Written by Frank Dorritie
Create Those Monster Chops You've Always Wanted with XtremeStrength & Flexibility
XtremeStrength & Flexibility - Learn to play effortlessly in all registers, develop the flexibility you've been striving for in your slurring and tonguing technique and most importantly build the strength to create that monster sound you've always wanted.
Increase Your Endurance
XtremeStrength & Flexibility is a brass method consisting of a series of etudes designed specifically to build stamina and accuracy. Adding one or more of them to a daily practice routine will show results within a short span of time.
A Fuller More Brilliant Sound, an added benefit.
Each exercise is challenging in its own way, and collectively they present a well-formulated plan for progress that will benefit virtually any brass performer.
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About The Author
Frank Dorritie is a performer, producer, arranger, educator and author. He is known for his work with Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, the National Cast of Phantom of the Opera and Tito Puente, among others. Nine of his recordings have received Grammy nominations and two of these, "New York Scene" (Art Blakey) and "La Onda Va Bien" (Cal Tjader), won Grammy Awards in Jazz and Latin categories, respectively.
Frank pioneered the application of the highest possible recording techniques to the Drum and Bugle Corps activity with The Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard in the 1980 release, State of the Art. His work in this area has continued through the decades, including volume two of State of the Art in 2000, Drum Corps International's 2004 Tour of Champions, and multiple 5.1 Surround Sound recordings with The Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, and Glassmen, among others. Frank has instructed and/or arranged music for The Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Madison Scouts, Garfield Cadets, Bluecoats, Bridgemen, 27th Lancers, Renegades and a host of other corps and bands. He has worked as a performer, clinician and adjudicator throughout North America, Europe, South Africa and Japan, and has served as musical consultant for Fox Television.
Frank is the Chair of Recording Arts at Los Medanos College and his books "Essentials of Music for Audio Professionals" and "Handbook of Field Recording" are published by ArtistPro. He is a four-time DCA I & E champion (Tenor Bugle) and a member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame and Buglers Hall of Fame. His popular brass method books, "Power & Endurance" and "Star Power," are published by Xtremebrass.com. He can be contacted at FD@SoaringDove.net
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